Sunday, July 29, 2012

East River Monster Mystery: SOLVED (already!)



Now, I'm as easily petrified as the next person. Maybe more so, because I somehow need to jazz up my super-boring life.

But when I see pictures like THIS one, of bizarre bloated hairless things washing up on shore, things with human-looking fingers and toes, well then. . .

I get a little disconcerted.




Scientists have already done one-o-dem things, you know where you go in that tube? An MRI, or an IBM or something. Or a Cat Scan, only this isn't a cat.

Here is what they found.

It all seems to match up, even if they had to fill in the missing half of its head.

Though it's obvious that this ain't no pig, another possibility reared its snouty little head. . .




Ooo.

Not too friendly, is it? And as for being the "wrong size", they ought to live around here where they can get to be 50 pounds, easy. Those bastards can leap fences and ruin your newly-sodded lawn in a few minutes by rolling it up like a bloody carpet and eating the grubs underneath.

OK, so it might be a slightly deformed raccoon, but a lot of things do seem to match up here, even the long bony tail. So I don't think there's any human DNA here, unless humans like to eat grubs at midnight.

Shee-yiii-iiiiit. And here I thought I was on to a good one.




5 comments:

  1. You and I are both glad you weren't. Better Rocky than Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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  2. When you first look at this skeleton, you think, "that must be some prehistoric creature or other". You'd be wrong.

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  3. I did think that, suspecting all along I was wrong because being wrong comes naturally to me. And I was right, I was wrong.

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  4. It might also be a skunk, but unfortunately we can't see the stripe.

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